apologies if i came off as harsh, it wasnt so much directed at you to be honestI'll try Alcachofa - thanks.
I wasn't deriding Villalobos's music. Rather I was curious as to what the 'special' factor people see in it is. Personally, I see music writing and the oft-attached hyperbole to be part of my record-buying process. Without it, there's now simply such a glut of tracks/styles/artists/everything, that I wouldn't know where to start. Inevitably, I start looking to the experiences of those who (a) spend a lot more cash on music than me, or (b) get some of it for free.
ach so sounded much more like black dog to me, nothing like autechre, it was very 4 4 for a start.Villalobos is good, but not as consistent as some would have you believe. Alcachofa is really pretty excellent tho. Achso I thought was waaay over-lauded for something that was so Autechre-esque (and I really really like the best bits of Autechre). But its like a lot of underground(ish) dance stuff, the few people who write about it tend to be incredibly enthusiastic (ie- Philip Sherburne- great writer but he must have rose-tinted earlobes or something...).
Agree with BoC, definitely. IDM mostly did nothing for me tho', with the exception of Aphex and some things on Rephlex (which weren't IDM so much as electro, anyways).Boards of Canada
Yo La Tengo
The sonic mulch that settles into the furthest crevices of the stereo-sensorium is pure autechre. Its in a (marginally) different form, but its no DRAMATIC LEAP. The praise seemed a bit out of proportion, to what was a pretty pleasant little EP, but not much more!ach so sounded much more like black dog to me, nothing like autechre, it was very 4 4 for a start.
villalobos just manages to villalobosize things, i guess you like it or you dont hes certainly inconsistent, he also has a way with sounds, managing to combine cool and hot sounds, more natural elements and very abstract sounds to create this lush sungrained warmth.
swears, the whole i hate rock thing is so played out.